News & Updates

Bauckham Sparks Attorneys End October With Speaking Engagements

Bauckam Sparks attorneys have a busy remainder of October.  You can find them attending and speaking at the following events: Attorneys Rob Thall and Catherine Kaufman are presenting on Your Planning and Zoning Team and Cooperating on a Community Vi…

Reminder - Election Deadlines and Millage Questions

The last day to get millage questions (i.e. roads, ambulance, fire) to the COUNTY CLERK is May 14, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.   If your municipality wants to place a millage question on the August 2018 ballot and you have not already approved the language…
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Join Us For Our Client Reception At The MTA Annual Conference

Bauckham Sparks invites all clients and their guests to a reception at the Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference. We hope to see you there! April 24, 2018 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI Room 242 (hotel side, no…
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Bauckham Sparks Attorneys Present at MTA Annual Conference

Heading to the Michigan Townships Association‘s Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort?  Stop into one of the sessions presented by a Bauckham Sparks attorney. Monday, April 23rd Legal Institute for Township Attorneys – Robert…
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Firm Opens Office in South Haven

Bauckham Sparks is pleased to announce the recent opening of the firm's third office located at 401 Center Street, South Haven.
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Attorney Catherine Kaufman will present at the SBM Winter Conference

The State Bar of Michigan has invited Catherine Kaufman to speak at the Government Law Section Winter Conference on February 9, 2018 at the Henry in Dearborn.  Ms. Kaufman will discuss Zoning Ordinance Regulations for Medical Marijuana Facilities. …
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Attorney Catherine Kaufman joins a panel to discuss Medical Marijuana at the MTA's Capital Conference

Join Catherine Kaufman at the Michigan Townships Association Capital Conference.  To learn more about the conference visit www.michigantownships.org/advocacyday.asp. Date:                     Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 Time:   …
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State of Michigan Announces Training for Local Officials

The Michigan Department of Treasury announced the development and implementation of a one day course titled “Understanding the Basics of Assessing for Local Unit Officials”. This one day course will be offered free of charge to any Lo…
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AG Opinion 7300 of 2017 Regarding FOIA

Township FOIA Coordinators should be aware that the Attorney General recently issued an opinion letter stating that a public body must fulfill a request to produce records using a best efforts estimate that is “reasonably accurate.” Response as t…
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Governor Synder appoints Catherine Kaufman to the Marihuana Advisory Panel

Catherine Kaufman, attorney at Bauckham Sparks, was appointed to the Marihuana Advisory Panel today by Governor Rick Synder.  Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 17-member Panel was created to make recommendations t…